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What word/s do you consider the most boring?

 
 
dlowan
 
Reply Sun 11 Dec, 2011 01:36 am
I blame Roberta for this thread. She posted that she had a list of the most boring words she had ever read that she collected from a book she is editing. She wouldn't tell us but I think she implied she would add them to a thread. Eva said she would like a thread on boring words, too.


I'll start with ullage. To me it is a turgid word that makes me think of something heavy and boring swinging slowly from side to side in a nauseating manner.



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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 11 Dec, 2011 03:45 am
@dlowan,
If was a glossary from the most boring book I ever edited. I assumed there would be lots of boring words. I was right.

But I wouldn't be able to make a list of them. The subject matter would be too apparent.

Sorry.
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Eva
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2011 12:56 am
"responsibility"


Reminds me of Garrison Keillor's perfectly-named Catholic church in his fictional Lake Wobegon: "Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility"...
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2011 01:09 am
How 'bout 'turgid'? Wink
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2011 02:34 am
@Lustig Andrei,
This is the REAL thread.

http://able2know.org/topic/181450-1
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2011 09:35 am
@dlowan,
nice

It really has minimal meaning
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2011 09:21 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

This is the REAL thread.

http://able2know.org/topic/181450-1


Been there, too. But thnx.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2011 09:22 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

nice

It really has minimal meaning


You're being too generous. It has virtually no meaning and can, in fact, mean the exact opposite of what you mean it to mean.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2011 09:48 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I remember - barely - when nice wasn't a horrible word. An acceptance word.

Usage is the key.
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Diane
 
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Reply Sat 17 Dec, 2011 10:03 am
Paradigm
It used to be the word to use when wanting to sound intellectual, but instead sounding pretentious.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 17 Dec, 2011 10:47 am
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

nice

It really has minimal meaning


right next to that is "cute"
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